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August 1, 2013
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Scherenschnitte Paper Cutting Demonstration
Saturday, August 17, 10:00 a.m.
Sod House Museum
Judy Farabough of Perry, OK will be at the Sod House Museum to present the
history of Scherenschnitte paper cutting and demonstrate the techniques she uses
in creating this type of art work on Saturday, August 17 at 10:00 a.m.
Scherenschnitte, the ancient art of paper
cutting, is German for "scissors snips." The
technique began in China with the invention of
paper around 100 A.D. Chinese paper cuttings
were very popular during the 10th through 13th
centuries and were often placed in windows
and on doors as protective images from evil
and were called Window Flowers.
Paper cutting traveled West from China to
Austria by way of Indonesia, Persia, and the
Balkan Peninsula. By the 14th century, it had
spread to much of the rest of the world.
After being exported to Europe, it became a very popular tradition. These early
types of cuttings were usually palm-sized and consisted of tiny landscapes. Many
8/3, Family Saturday at the
Circus, 1pm, (580) 237-
8/24, Ladies Victorian Hat
Workshop, 10am, (580)237-
8/10, Beginning Tailoring,
8/10, We the People: A
Genealogical Event 10am,
8/15-17, OHS Book Sale,
8/16-17, Summer Sizzler
8/22-24, Oklahoma City